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Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste Physical/Chemical Methods, SW-846

The Official EPA Versions

Produced by: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste

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SW-846 Draft Update III-A Now Available

The SW-846 manual provides test procedures and guidance which are recommended for use in conducting the evaluations and measurements needed to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Public Law 94-580, as amended. These methods are accepted by the U.S. EPA for obtaining data to satisfy the requirements of 40 CFR, Parts 122 through 270, promulgated under RCRA, as amended.

This manual presents the state of the art in routine analytical tests adapted for the RCRA program. It contains procedures for field and laboratory quality control, sampling, determining hazardous constituents in wastes, determining the hazardous characteristics of wastes (toxicity, ignitability, reactivity, and corrosivity), and for determining physical properties of wastes. It also contains guidance on how to select appropriate methods.

Available both on CD-ROM and as printed publications.

All electronic versions are Y2K compliant.

 

 

SW-846 Integrated Manual

CD-ROM VERSION: SW-846 Integrated Manual with Updates Through Final Update III

Version 2.0 of SW-846 on CD-ROM contains the entire SW-846 Integrated Manual with Final Updates I, II, IIA, IIB, and III already integrated including images of illustrative diagrams, chromatograms and flow diagrams. This CD-ROM, developed by EPA in cooperation with the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), eliminates the need to manually update the paper copy manual and ensures you are always working with the most current version.

With SW-846 on CD-ROM, you can:

  • Receive the complete, official, up-to-date, set of SW-846 methods with integrated diagrams and flowcharts on a single disc.
  • Search by chemical name, CAS number, method number, or keyword to find suitable methods.
  • View or print a page or the entire method with valuable embedded diagrams, figures, and flowcharts.
  • Cut and paste text, diagrams and flowcharts to update standard operating procedures (SOPs) in your own word processor.
  • Use the new Analyte to Crossreference Table to select recommended methods by chemical name.

A new version of SW-846 on CD-ROM containing the entire Integrated Manual is created after EPA promulgates a final update.

Ordering Information:
Call the NTIS sales desk at 1-800-553-6847
Discounts available for multiple orders.
NTIS order no. PB97-501928INQ.

System requirements: WINDOWS 3.1, 95 or NT 3.5 or later, 386 or greater processor with 4 MB RAM. Mac version: 68020 processor or greater with 2 MB RAM and System 7.0 or greater. 4.7MB disk space. UNIX version for SUN SPARCstation or HP sSeries 9000. Y2K compliant.

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A $5 handling fee is added to each total order for U.S., Canada, and Mexico; $12.50 for all others.

 

PRINTED VERSION: SW-846 Integrated Manual with Updates Through Final Update III

NTIS order no. PB97-156111

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A $5 handling fee is added to each total order for U.S., Canada, and Mexico; $12.50 for all others.

 

SW-846 Most Recent Draft Update

SW-846 Draft Update IVA (Printed)

EPA has released a draft of Update IVA. This draft is provided as guidance only and is not at this time being formally proposed as a revision to SW-846 or to be incorporated in the RCRA regulations for required uses.

NTIS order no. PB98-111750.

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A $5 handling fee is added to each total order for U.S., Canada, and Mexico; $12.50 for all others.

 

SW-846 Draft Update IVA on CD-ROM

This CD-ROM contains only the Update IVA package. This draft is provided as guidance only and is not at this time being formally proposed as a revision to SW-846 or to be incorporated in the RCRA regulations for required uses. This CD-ROM does not contain the SW-846 Integrated Manual.

With this CD-ROM, you can:

  • Receive all Draft Update IVA chapters and methods including diagrams and flowcharts on a single disc.
  • Search by chemical name, CAS number, method number, or keyword to find suitable methods.
  • View or print a page or the entire method with valuable embedded diagrams, figures, and flowcharts.
  • Cut and paste text, diagrams and flowcharts to update standard operating procedures (SOPs) in your own word processor.
  • Use the Table of Contents to automatically view methods of interest.

Ordering Information:
NTIS order no. PB99-500803

System requirements: WINDOWS 3.1, 95 or NT 3.5 or later, 386 or greater processor with 4 MB RAM. Mac version: 68020 processor or greater with 2 MB RAM and System 7.0 or greater. 4.7MB disk space. UNIX version for SUN SPARCstation or HP sSeries 9000.

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A $5 handling fee is added to each total order for U.S., Canada, and Mexico; $12.50 for all others.

 

SW-846 Most Recent Final Update

Third Edition, Final Update IIIA (Printed)
NTIS order no. PB99-115891.

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A $5 handling fee is added to each total order for U.S., Canada, and Mexico; $12.50 for all others.

 

Individual Final Update Packages for SW-846 Test Methods (Printed)

If you are interested in a single update package, the original EPA Third Edition Base Manual and all Final Update Packages as promulgated by EPA are available as individual printed documents.

Third Edition, Volume 1A through 1C and Volume 2, Field Manual

NTIS order no. PB88-239223.

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Third Edition, Final Update II & IIA

NTIS order no. PB95-187225.

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Third Edition, Final Update IIB

NTIS order no. PB95-234480.

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Third Edition, Final Update III

NTIS order no. PB97-156137.

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Third Edition, Final Update IIIA (Printed)

NTIS order no. PB99-115891.

Or call the NTIS sales desk at 1-800-553-6847 (703-605-6000).

A $5 handling fee is added to each total order for U.S., Canada, and Mexico; $12.50 for all others.